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CFHS Ref 3625
War WW I
Forenames Trevor
Nationality UK
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit / Vessel 1st/5th Battalion
Service Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Distinguished Service OrderDistinguished Service Order
Queen's South Africa MedalQueen’s South Africa Medal
Mentioned in DespatchesMentioned in Despatches
British War Medal WW IBritish War Medal WW I
Victory Medal WW IVictory Medal WW I
Territorial DecorationTerritorial Decoration
Date Of Death 27 Mar 1918
Will Yes
Cause Died of wounds
Interred St Sever Cemetery Extension
Parish War Memorial St Enoder WM.
County/Country (Cemetery) France
Age 48
Year Born 1870
Parents Edward Shippard and Ellen Anne (nee WILLYAMS) CARUS-WILSON
Parents Residence Penmount
Spouse Dorothy Sellina (nee CARTER) CARUS-WILSON
Spouse Residence Trewidden, Buryas Bridge
Remarks Younger son.
War Memorial - St Enoder War Memorial

War Memorial – St Enoder War Memorial

War Memorial - Trevor CARUS-WILSONSt Enoder War Memorial

War Memorial FACE - St Enoder War Memorial

War Memorial FACE – St Enoder War Memorial

War Memorial FACE - Trevor CARUS-WILSONSt Enoder War Memorial – Face


We regret to report the death, at the age of 48 years, of Lt. Col. Trevor Carus Wilson, DSO, TD, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, on March 27th, from wounds received in action. Lt. Col. Carus Wilson was an old Volunteer and Territorial, and served with the Composite Cyclist Corps in South Africa during the Boer War, where he had considerable experience of Lord Kitchener’s block house system, and was awarded the Queen’s medal with five clasps. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and after which he spent some time in the G.W.R. Works at Swindon.
Following a visit to Mexico he settled down in England, joining the Engineering Department staff in 1899, and at the time of mobilization in Aug 1914 was an assistant to the New Works engineer. After mobilization he was at first engaged in guarding the wireless station at Poldhu, and later was sent to India and served on the Viceroy’s Guard of Honour. On returning in December 1915 he was appointed as Major in the 5th Batt. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, then being formed, with which he proceeded to France in the following May, being from the end of 1916 in command of the unit.
He was three times mentioned in despatches, was awarded the Territorial Decoration last December, and received the D.S.O. on March 17th. He was a man of attractive disposition and his loss is deeply regretted.

Great Western Railway Magazine May 1918